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Fresh Broccoli Salad January 7, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers,Sides — skotk13 @ 9:13 pm
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In a medium sized bowl mix the dressing:
2 Tbs Mayonnaise
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sugar (or equivalent sweetener)
Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Toss in:
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
4 sliced green onions
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
Mix well. Top with sliced almonds just before serving.

Makes 3-4 servings. Keeps up to 2 days in fridge.

 

Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame

Filed under: Appetizers — skotk13 @ 9:07 pm
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Ingredients:
1 pound sugar snap peas
Dark Sesame Oil
Black Sesame Seeds
Kosher Salt

Directions:
Pick through the sugar snap peas to remove any that aren’t perfect. Remove and discard the stem end and the string from each pod. Toss the snap peas in a bowl with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and kosher salt to taste. Serve at room temperature.

Note: If the peas are too tough to eat raw, blanch them in boiling salted water for 5 minutes, drain immediately, and then immerse them in ice water before starting the recipe.
1999 Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. All rights reserved.

 

Meat Balls March 6, 2010

Filed under: Appetizers,Low-Carb,Main Dishes — skotk13 @ 9:30 pm
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Ingredients:

1Lb Ground Beef

1 Egg

1 tsp Cajun Seasoning

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Thyme

1 tsp Rosemary

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

1 Tbsp Garlic, minced

½ Onion, diced

Pinch of Saffron

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Sautee Onion, Garlic, Saffron.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Roll golf ball size meatballs.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake turning periodically until done.